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to seriously contract the global economy over the next decade. the obama administration has taken new steps to loosen sanctions on burma following a series of reforms by the ruling junta. in a meeting at the u.n. general assembly, secretary of state clinton told the burmese president at the u.s. will ease its ban on imports from burma. >> we have watched as you and your government have continued the steady process of reform, and we have been pleased to respond with specific steps that recognize the government's efforts and encourage further reform. in recognition of the continued progress toward reform and in response to requests from both the government and the opposition, the united states is taking the next up in normalizing our commercial relationship. >> the national football league has reached an agreement to end a labor dispute with the referees. the nfl rushed to make the deal after a botched call by replacement officials decided the outcome of a nationally televised game monday night, prompting widespread outrage from fans, journalists, and the teams. you can go to democracynow.org
at the end of the month. the obama administration is reportedly considering whether to begin unilateral military strikes on alleged al qaeda targets in north africa. "the washington post" reports concerns about al qaeda gains in mali, as well as weapons gained from libya. the u.s. has launched secret intelligence operations, including the use of civilian aircraft to conduct surveillance over the sahara desert. new figures show september was iraq's's the deadliest month in more than two years. sure when he would be detained. >> in regard to our reaction to the verdict today by enforcing the verdict, we were expecting that. we know that we are still targeted for our role in the pro-democracy movement. they expected the same, that there would be this verdict. they believe also that they are innocent and did not do any ms. doing, wrongdoing. >> that was ali al-ekry speaking hours before his arrest. york attorney general eric schneiderman has filed a lawsuit against jp morgan chase for alleged fraud in mortgage-backed securities issued by bear stearns. he says investors were defrauded by mor
and peace report. as we move on to our next segment, -- >> we turn now to the obama administration's secret overseas drone war. >> drones have not caused a huge number of civilian casualties. they have been very precise strikes against al qaeda and their affiliates. we are very careful in terms of how it has been applied. i think there is this perception that we are sending in a whole bunch of strikes. this is a targeted, focused effort at people who are on a list, active terrorists, who are trying to go in and harm facilities and bases, and so on. it is important for everybody to understand that this thing is kept on a tight leash. >> that was president obama defending the use of drones'. . while the administration has defended the program, a new joint report on the use of drones in pakistan reveals the strikes have killed far more civilians than previously acknowledged. that have alienated the pakistani public and undermined international law. the new report is called, "living under drones: death, injury, and trauma to civilians from us drone practices in pakistan." this is an interview t
, suddenly would walk away. >> president obama's comments come as his administration faces scrutiny for deporting and detaining a record number of undocumented people, nearly 400,000 immigrants were deported during the last fiscal year. the republican presidential nominee mitt romney also fielded questions about immigration during a wednesday appearance on univision. romney attacked obama is deferred action policy that allows some young undocumented people to remain in the country temporarily, saying more, the solution was needed. romney was accused in the appearance of avoiding specific details about a possible permanent solution and asked to respond with a yes or no on whether he would deport undocumented youth. >> we're not going to round up people around the country and deport them. i said during my primary campaigns, we're not when the round of 12 million people -- including kids and parents -- and have everyone deported. we need to provide a long-term solution. i have described the fact i would be in support of a program that said people who served in our military could be per
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